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. >> an international murder-for- hire plot planned to go down right here in our nation's capital. an iranian-born u.s. citizen is in a new york jail this morning. >> he's accused of plotting to kill saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. with a bomb in a d.c. restaurant. kristin fisher joins us live from the saudi arabian embassy. >> it is surprisingly quiet out here outside the saudi arabian embassy awn day after all of this news broke. this is the official complaint from the justice department and it names two defendants. one is in custody. the other, a member of iranian special operations unit is still at large likely in iran. the man in custody is 56-year- old manssor arbabsiar. he hired a hitman that he believed worked for a mexican drug cartel. he was an informant. he was arrested in jfk on september 29th. not only has he confessed, he's already identified iranian officials. both men were charged in new york federal court on conspiring to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. so far, iran has denied all of the charges. >> this conspiracy was conceived, was sponsor and directed from iran and con
lighter to occasionally moderate rain with us now, the heavier stuff is in west virginia, ohio, kentucky. it's moving east right toward us. so give it a few hours and the rain will be picking up in intensity. live doppler 9000hd lots of light to moderate rain showers. not much going on in southern maryland or south of warrenton yet but this will pick up and our temperatures running in the 50s and 60s. let's go over to monika samtani who will update us on the morning commute. >>> we'll look at the beltway which is looking great. all that construction i was showing you earlier this morning should be pretty much cleared out. things are looking fine all around town. we're going to zoom in first to virginia. all the speed limits look good on 295, 395, 66 inside the beltway. i think we can deal with that. let's go live right now on the northbound side of i-95. if you're coming up from dale city up toward woodbridge and the occoquan river right now, there are no delays. it's a good time to head out. let's go back out to the maps and this time into downtown. we're looking good along constitution
of town. right over us here west of 95, this is where we're seeing the showers and thunderstorms and some of these are getting to be on the hefty side. there are no severe warnings out but it is a pretty good storm just coming out of northern virginia out of fairfax county. really out of mclean right along the potomac headed toward potomac maryland, rockville, up toward seneca. we'll zoom in and show you that prince george's county, anne arundel, all quiet right now. look at this guy coming here from around mclean to potomac, maryland, headed toward rockville. this will be crossing 270 in the next 20 minutes or so. there could be a little small hail with this. this goes down south and west with rain into parts of prince william and fauquier counties. a little thunder and lightning there south of folksville and a few showers west of fredericksburg that continue to move north and east. monika? >> if you're planning to head out early this morning, although volumes are light with the wet road conditions, we do have some issues. be aware of that. that's why i've given it the yellow light. no b
to south, even south- southeast, this morning, the last of that was down for us at northern neck and the eastern shore. that's it. it is pretty quiet right now, thankfully. mid-40s up in the shenandoah valley. some fog, hagerstown west toward cumberland and oakland with low 50s down across southern maryland. our highs today looking nice. we'll be in the 60s to right around the 70 degree mark south and southwest of town. even warmer tomorrow. monika? >> we're loving that. thank you, howard. good morning, everybody. we've got the green light because we're loving traffic. can i say that? it is the green light because everything is clear all around town. let me show you the beltway. no problems. the green cars all around town show you that. we'll go to the southern side of maryland. no problems on route four, route 301 heading up to the beltway. a live look further north in college park. here's what it looks like at route one heading past i-95 into silver spring. all of the lanes are open. no problems on 95 coming in from laurel. we'll go back over to the maps. this time, let's zoom
. explain that to us. >> reporter: that is correct. this week marks the 10th anniversary of the invasion of afghanistan so we're entering the 11th year and protestors have been saying all of the money spent, unlimited in fact, overseas could be brought here, could be used here and it translates to a bleak future with no jobs, a huge deficit and things just not going well and corporate greed. >> surae chinn reporting live from freedom plaza in northwest. thanks, surae. mike? >> the most valuable technology company in the world lost its leader last night. apple's ceo steve jobs died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. he rescued a failing company and turned it into a technology giant! 9news now anchor derek mcginty talked to computer consultant about what made jobs so special. >> he would look at every single detail and send it right back. details are what ended up mattering to the consumer who bought the device and found it to be nearly flawless and simplicity, he was often criticized by computer pundits because the product didn't do this or do that. and then we discover we didn't
north and west of town. it is a chilly morning. temperatures in the 30s in the mountains. rest of us in the 40s to right around 50 down south. monika samtani is stepping in here at 5:00 a.m. with your timesaver traffic. >> i'm starting off with a green light. no problems. here is a look at the beltway. we'll zoom in to the bw parkway. i just got off the phone with park police. they tell plea the accident on the northbound side of the bw parkway at 198 is minor in nature. it should be out of there shortly. southbound, you're good to go heading through laurel and down to the beltway. let's take a live look at 95 coming down from 198. no problems here as well all the way down to the beltway and over to silver spring and 270. back over to the maps, this time, let's go south of town. zooming into 95. no problems out of fredericksburg, all the way into dumfries. we'll take a live look here in newington at backlick road. no problems as you head up on to 39 and on the 14th street bridge. back to you guys. >>> thank you, monika. protest movement called occupy wall street is gaining momentum.
both here and in europe on the u.s. market and the economy. >>> you've got the money. if you've got it you can check more of it into a 401k without getting hit with taxes. the irs is raising the maximum contribution that workers can make. it will rise by $500 to $17,000 next year. the increase is required by law to adjust for inflation. the most recent data shows only 9% of people with 401ks contribute the maximum amount. and the reason why, a lot of people don't have $17,000 just lying around. >> exactly. dr. greenspan again, is he delivering the speech here? washington? >> he is. yep, here in washington. >> wow, that's going to be very interesting. >>> bank fees, we know everybody hates them particularly mike. get the blood pressure medication because they're really hard to track and we'll get into that. >> thanks jess. >>> well, there's some good news for hungry people in prince william county. >> that's right a food bank was forced to shut down a few days ago will be able to reopen thanks to many of your donations. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on
at times. that could i have us oh, even a thin overcast. you can see how the clouds are streaming north, especially to our west here. showers down at the south carolina and georgia low pressure is in florida this morning. you can see it is getting right across the region with mid-40s. to mid-50s down in southern maryland. cambridge is 52. 54 in fredericksburg. cooler air, we have some fog. that is a problem around frederick, yesterday morning a quarter mile visibility there. cumberland through petersburg through west virginia west virginia you have fog as well. it is 5:00 a.m. big holiday. traffic should be pretty good. >>> if you are heading out to work early this morning i don't think you are going to encounter any problems. nice and quiet all the way around town. we'll zoom in to 95 first. looking good toward springfield we'll look at 395 at duke street. no problems. in woodbridge no problems as you head up toward the 14th street bridge. back over to the maps, this time zooming in to 66. no problems through centerville and oakton and vienna. very quiet as you head toward the roosevel
this morning in athens, greece. >>> and ahead in sports, they used to be a shoo-in for the mls playoffs but d. c. united was playing for its postseason life last night. we'll tell you if they survived. we'll be back. >>> it is 5:08. still a stray sprinkle across parts of upper montgomery county. to howard county. otherwise, we're clearing out and the winds are starting to pick up and temperatures, they're dropping here into the 50s over the next few hours. if they haven't already where you are. we'll slowly recover to near 60 by noon. and only into the lower 60s for highs this afternoon with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 60. brisk southwesterly winds at 10 to 20. 25 at times gusting to 30, 35 miles an hour. now to monika samtani. >>> we're going to take a live look into the certain corners area, route -- seven corners area. nice and quiet early. no problems to report on 66 inside the beltway or the beltway across the legion bridge. a closer look into virginia coming up at 5:16. back to you. >>> making news now at 5:09. the fbi spent the day searching the home of the missouri couple whose baby ha
that held the weapons to kill jayna, box cutter, a blade, a metal bar used to hang clothing, but used to hit jayna in the head. there were pants pants pants pants pants with the crotch cut -- there were pants with the crotch cut out to imply she was raped, and there is forensic analysis still on the stand, and it's day 3 of the trial. we will hear many more details unfortunately about this crime. >> the jury also saw a video tape yesterday, how was their response to that? >> reporter: it was obviously very disturbing, and someone in the courtroom walked away and could not see anymore. some of their heads were down, and there was an audio tape that was played out as a detective interviewed her at brittany norwood's hospital bed. we will talk about that in the next half an hour. >> surae chinn reporting live. >>> a house fire in northeast washington. it was near 11th and g. street last night. crews saw heavy smoke coming from the second floor. crews had to block off some roads in the area to douse the flames. >> it's normal for the political candidates to get talking points but perhaps not fro
, kentucky. see if any of the rain could sneak up toward us a little bit ahead of schedule. models are just models. remember that. 48 in york. 52 in winchester and frederick. 62 at andrews air force base. bill in newland checking in with 60. also from bowie this morning, and in leesburg and visibility, if you're north up toward 70 or western maryland or in martinsburg, you've got issues here with visibilities down a quarter mile with the fog there and not so bad in frederick but even up in northern frederick county, perhaps thurmont and westminster, watch out for the fog as well. monika samtani, we're now in the 5:00 hour. how is traffic? >> not too bad for a tuesday morning. we're looking good. we're going to show what you it looks like on the beltway. you see all of the yellow cars up here. the overnight construction being picked up, causing a little bit of slow traffic through the silver spring area. no big deals there. let's zoom into 270 from frederick all the way down to the point where is the lanes divide. let's take a live look at the spur, democracy boulevard heading for tysons cor
joe manchin's term. he was elected to the u.s. senate last year after the death of robert bird. >>> time for the latest "your money" report this morning. >> jessica doyle is here with the latest on wall street's wild and crazy ride. >> well, you can call it a comeback. that's what we want to be seeing. investors have been on a nice edge lately. that was the case yesterday. the dow is way down in triple digits and staged a 400-point comeback. the reason for this change in tone was news that europe's finance ministers are considering bailing out of big european banks. we saw asian markets down but europe is trading higher by about 1%. checking the numbers here at home, the dow stands at 10,808 after finishing the day up 153 points, a gain of 1.4%. the nasdaq up by 69 points. 3% gain there and the s&p 500 rose 24 points. or about 2.3%. so, why is wall street so crazy lately? we're near bear market territory for the major averages down 20% in some cases from the highs back in april. investors continue to be panicky about greece's financial meltdown potentially taking down other co
news is northbound 295 remains open. as far as we know south capital remains blocked as well. use malcolm x as your detour. lots of options in place for you. hopefully it should be okay for your ride. we'll keep you posted on that. let's go to the north side of town. construction is a little late in clearing on the beltway. a lot of slow traffic, 40 miles per hour going through this area on the outer loop toward university boulevard where they are picking up this construction from overnight. coming up in my next report we'll update you on all the area roadways. back to you guys. >> reporter: police have shut down the capital street bridge. several cars were damaged in this collapse. 9news now reporter kristen fish soldier live with this developing story. good morning kristen. >> what happened overnight is crews were working to repair the road. all the vibration from the cars is not so much a road collapse just a very large pothole. you can't see it from where i'm standing right now. it is way up there on the southbound lanes of 29. it is described as being a hole being three feet
afternoon evening hours. highs mid-60s to near 70s. you'll notice some of the clouds coming over us. heavier showers out well to our north and west. coming into northwestern ohio. there is a chill in the air, especially up in frederick. 45 for leesburg. east end and cambridge are mid-40s this morning to 43. chilly one in fredericksburg. well south of town. culpepper up around 6. monika santani is coming in now with your monday morning timesaver traffic. >> thank you so much. we have a problem already with public transportation first of all, because of construction here at connecticut avenue and woodley road it is causing delays on buses l-2 and l-4 and i just got work that mark penn line 505 is cancelled this morning. because of that 511 will depart at 5:40 this morning. a little bit of a delay there as well. if you are planning to head to the south side of town, route 4 everything is fine at the beltway. whether you are trying to head past andrews air force base to the wilson bridge or heading north toward college park, you are going to be okay. first of all, again at branch avenue
to its problems next week. weakensings here back in the u.s. didn't help things either. the dow standing this morning just below 11,400. lost 247 points in trading yesterday. the s&p 500 down 24 points. thes the knack cause woundy -- nasdaq was down by 53 points. >>> they're working with the big banks on a plan to make refinancing available to some borrowers. the "wall street journal" reports talks will continue on a deal this week. borrowers would have to be current on payments. it's unclear how many people could benefit from the plan potentially. >>> can't find an iphone 4s? you are not alone. apple sold a record over four million of them in the first three days in stores. that's more than double the number sold for the iphone 4 in its first release. it's actually really hard to find one in a store right now and if you order online, expect to wait a week or until the end of the month to be able to actually get your hands on it. got to fix this chair here. >> wd-40. where are you? >> can you find the normal 4 without the s. still? >> unfortunately i had to do just that this weekend beca
smoothly between 95 and 270. out back to the maps again and planning the use 270 out of frederick, looking good all the way down to gaithersburg, a live look at father hurley boulevard. again no problems as you leave this point. right through the gaithersburg area and down to the point where the lanes divide. and if you commute by train, metro, vre and m. a. r. c., all running on time. no m. a. r. c. service on columbus day. in the next report, we'll go into virginia at 5:09. >>> today the occupy wall street protestors could get even more vocal. >> that's because this is tenth year since the start of the war in afghanistan. siphoned too much money away from the economy. surae chinn is live from free dam plaza. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. the it is-in continues this morning, you can make out the crowds here. it's a smaller one but they have all spent the night here, some of them milling about, sitting here and sleeping in. folks though have spent the night airing their frustrations here on freedom plaza. [ people chanting ] they are loud and numbered in the thous
into this retaining wall and ended up in a fiery crash. police are telling us this was shot the crash resulted. we are told he was shot. we don't know what led up to the shooting. this all happened at 17th and monroe north east. we have pictures shot earlier this morning. in fact our photographer came here just around 40:00. this happened around 4:00 a.m. minutes after the accident helped, you see some of the emergency vehicles and things coming here to the scene. the car is still here. and gather as much information to you as possible. >>> this morning pri prince georges county police are investigating a deadly accident in clinton, maryland. a red pickup truck and white suv collided on old alexander ferry road. federal investigators a she may now have their hands on a document which may directly link mayor vincent gray to election miss deed allegations. according to today's washington examiner the document is a list of talking points, supposedly given to former mayoral condition date brown so he could attack then mayor food networkty in the primary. gray gave the list of brown. brown has accused
early to middle afternoon this stuff is going to move east of us. sun is going to return. we'll finish the day far better than we will start. our day planner this friday morning still calling for more showers and storms at times through mid-afternoon. by 5:00 though, i expect partly to mostly sunny skies, breezy this afternoon as winds will turn to the west, sometimes gusting over 20 miles per hour. right now 66, and mostly cloudy. but there is rain not that far away. give it a couple of hours. looks like it is over toward charlottesville, approaching richmond. parts of western maryland, and all of this is going to rotate right toward us as we get later on this morning into the early afternoon. once it passes, again we are going to be in good shape. we have fog north and west. coastal flood warnings through noon. locally here along the potomac, arlington, alexandria, calvert county and the west side of the bay, you have to watch out for that. temperatures in the mid-60s here. upper 50s north and he is with. i talked about the fog. less than a mile, petersburg, three quarters.
you have for us? >> two things we love. tech and our pets. we're going to combine those with some products and we'll show them to you coming up in about 30 minutes. >>> and this is something we love. ben's chili bowl came out last night to feed the "occupy wall street" protestors camped out in washington, d.c. >>> but a lot less friendly this morning out west. that's where police have been clashing with a persistent group of demonstrators, more on that side of the story next. >>> the figure who is became well-known during the 2008 presidential campaign will be testing out the political waters as a candidate in 2012. we'll be back. >>> 10 after 5:00 on this wednesday morning, you'll need a jacket. not bad though, 40s and 50s to start. mid 60 by noon and all can have sunny breaks by mid-afternoon. again a shower or two possible before the day is out. tell you more about that in about four minutes. right now monika is in with timesaver traffic. >>> a look live at 270 right now at shady grove road. basically the whole ride down to the point where the lanes divide is looking good this
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. authorities tell us hopefully by 6:00 on south kingshighway on route one, they should reopen the roadway. in the meantime you can get through but you might want to use telegraph road or route 1. 270, no problems coming in from frederick. here's what it looks like at gateway and 395 at edsel road looking good to the 14th street bridge. coming up in my next report i'll give you an update around the area at 5:09. >>> this morning montgomery county police plan to release more details about an arrest in a child murder case dating back to may. >> the victim was a 12-year-old girl and now police say a family member is responsible. 9news now reporter is live with more on this -- kristen fisher is live with more. >> reporter: we are awaiting an 11:00 a.m. news conference with montgomery county police. we already know an arrest has been made. we are talking about the victim's stepfather. that is the suspect in this case. he was arrested, and we are talking about 42-year-old david king of gaithersburg. he is now behind bars and being held without bond. he has been charged with first degree murder f
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